The 2022 Australia Energy Statistics Report Released
Have you read the 2022 Australian Energy Statistics report?
Released by the Australian Government earlier this month, the Australian Energy Statistics is the authoritative and official source of energy statistics for Australia. This edition contains the latest data for 2020-21.
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Some of the highlights from the report are:
- Australia’s energy consumption fell 3.6 per cent in 2020–21 to 5,790 petajoules. With record declines in each of the last two years (largely driven by COVID-19 effects), this took energy consumption below the level of ten years ago (5,910 petajoules).
- Energy use increased slightly in Manufacturing, led by metals and food manufacturing, despite a decline in petroleum refining activity
- Energy production fell 6 per cent in 2020–21 to 18,952 petajoules, with declines in the production of nearly all fossil fuels but an increase in renewable energy production.
- Renewables production increased 10 per cent, almost entirely due to the rapid expansion of solar and wind electricity production, although biomass production also grew modestly with a larger sugar harvest.
- Renewable generation increased 18 per cent in 2020–21, contributing 27 per cent of total generation (71 terawatt hours). Solar and wind contributed 10 and 9 per cent of total generation respectively.
- Renewable generation grew further in the calendar year 2021, to 29 per cent of total generation and 78 terawatt hours, both the highest on record. In the calendar year 2021, solar generation grew 31 per cent and wind generation grew 19 per cent.